stoneware and porcelain tableware

Colorado Springs, Colorado · 430 Sales


stoneware and porcelain tableware

Colorado Springs, Colorado 430 Sales On Etsy since 2014

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Note from shop owner

Last updated on Aug 11, 2018

For information on shop openings and special offers sign up for my monthly newsletter at and follow @mcbeardceramics on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and VSCO

Hilary McCandless-Beard

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Hilary McCandless-Beard


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Four-piece sets of minimalist stoneware dinner plates are available made-to-order through the end of the month only
Noodle bowls go fast—don’t miss your chance to grab one before they’re gone!
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m c b e a r d c e r a m i c s

Mcbeard Ceramics (est. May 2016) is a small business based in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Each piece is designed and carefully handcrafted by Colorado native and pastry-chef-turned-potter Hilary McCandless-Beard.

Shop members

  • Hilary McCandless-Beard

    Owner, Designer, Producer

Production partners

  • Community Art School + Ceramics Studio (supply some glazes)

    CO, United States

    A small community art school where the owner of Mcbeard Ceramics teaches and where some pieces are glazed using glazes mixed by the studio manager and assistants or volunteers at the school.

  • Production Pottery + Firing Facility

    CO, United States

    All Mcbeard Ceramics are twice-fired at a local production pottery housing several electric kilns for bisque firing and several large gas kilns for high firing. Employees of the pottery load, fire, and unload each batch of pots made and glazed by Mcbeard Ceramics, as well as mix the glazes used.

Shop policies

Last updated on December 29, 2017
M c b e a r d C e r a m i c s are designed and handcrafted in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
I don't accept exchanges or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
Refund (minus shipping + handling fees and packing costs) on items returned in original condition within 7 days. I do not offer exchanges, but encourage you to make a replacement order if necessary. Please send communication ASAP if you are unsatisfied with any item.
Pay online at time of purchase.
Items shipped using USPS within 2 business days. While all items are extremely carefully packed and packages are insured for the full value of the contents, shop owner cannot take responsibility for damage incurred during shipping. USPS insurance protects against loss or damage, but does not cover shipping costs. If you find that your order has been damaged, please save all packaging and damaged product as it will be required to submit an insurance claim with USPS.
Additional policies and FAQs
M c b e a r d C e r a m i c s are individually handmade in small batches and vary accordingly. Pieces are imperfect and exact details may vary from those shown in photographs. Characteristics of handmade ceramics include bumps, dips, and varying texture / color within the clay body, as well as drips, crackle, specks, spots, and variation in color, texture and speckling within glazes. Glaze thickness may vary, and spots or sections of clay may be visible. Iron speckling from reduction firing varies from a fine pepper-like sprinkling over the entire glazed surface, to large, dark iron "blossoms" which may appear anywhere on the piece. Glaze finish, texture, and color varies depending on location in kiln. Variation in exact size and volume is common. Characteristics of high fired gritty stoneware include rough bases which smooth with time/washing but may scratch furniture if used on bare tabletops, etc. These idiosyncrasies and details add interest to tableware with an otherwise minimalist design. They are what separate Mcbeard Ceramics from big-box factory-made tableware. Each piece is carefully inspected before shipping. If you are for any reason unhappy with your order, please see the return policy (above).

More information

Last updated on Aug 7, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Why is my shipping cost so high? Can I get a shipping discount for multiple items?

Shipping costs are estimates based on delivery location, and package size and weight. Ceramics are relatively heavy, large, and fragile and must be packed accordingly.

Please keep in mind that while I cannot discount shipping ahead of time, if the actual cost of shipping is lower than what you paid, overages (minus packing costs) will be refunded once product ships.

Do you make ______ item in ______ color/style?

All available items at any given time will be listed in the shop for your convenience. If not listed, the item is not available.

Are these bowls, plates, mugs, etc. dishwasher, oven, and microwave safe?

Mcbeard Ceramics are dishwasher safe, but please avoid thermal shock caused by extreme changes in temperature. Not for use on stove-top or broiler.

Stoneware plates are not recommended for use in the microwave and must be heated with extreme caution when using the oven. The best way to wash hand made ceramics is of course by hand.

I live in Colorado Springs. Can I pick up my order in person?

Locals! As much as I adore you, I can't meet up and deliver orders individually. Please sign up for my newsletter at or follow @mcbeardceramics on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter to find out about local pop-up sales. And stop by Ladyfingers Letterpress in Downtown Colorado Springs to shop their selection of Mcbeard Ceramics mugs and cups in person!

Can I add Mcbeard Ceramics to my wedding registry?

Sure! Feel free to link to any of my products in your online registry, but do keep in mind that ready-to-ship sets and individual items may sell out. Please note the end date of each new collection as posted in the shop announcement.

I bought _______ , __________ , and ____________ . Is there a discount for __________ ? How much for a dozen of _______________?

All prices are as listed. No "bulk" or other discounts.

I'm a food photographer/stylist/blogger/etc. Can we collaborate?

I cannot send out free product, but get in touch for a discount I've created just for industry folks who would like to tag my products in their work.

I love your work! Can you make ______________ for me in a custom design/color/style?

I do not make custom designs/colors/styles or products. All available items are listed in the shop.